Updated (May, 2012): Compare the Canon EOS 1D X vs Canon EOS 650D

Canon EOS 1D X

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Canon EOS 1D X

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Canon EOS 600D

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Canon EOS 600D

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 1D X

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
2,786 ISO
Overall image quality
Great image quality
82.0
Color depth
Great color depth
23.8 bits
Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 600D

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Sensor cleaning
Self cleaning sensor
Avoids dust in your photos
 
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Advantages of the Canon 1D X

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Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO 2,786 ISO vs 793 ISO
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The 1D X has excellent image quality 1.8 f-stops higher ISO than the 600D
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality 82.0 vs 65.0
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Around 30% better image quality
Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder 0.76x vs 0.53x
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More than 2x larger viewfinder
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster 14 fps vs 3.7 fps
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Around 4x faster continuous shooting
Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points 41 vs 1
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag 36 ms vs 283 ms
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7.9x less delay when taking photos
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 51,200 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The 1D X's maximum light sensitivity is 3 f-stops better
Color depth Better color depth 23.8 bits vs 22.1 bits
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Distinguishes 1.7 more bits of color
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Focus points Many more focus points 61 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Sensor size Much larger sensor Full frame 36.0x24.0mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
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More than 2.5x larger sensor
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Autofocus Video autofocus Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 1500 shots vs 440 shots
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Around 3.5x more shots per battery charge
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.8 EV vs 11.5 EV
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0.3 f-stops more dynamic range
Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage 100% vs 95%
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Around 10% better viewfinder coverage
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 204,800 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The 1D X's boost ISO is 4 f-stops better
Viewfinder Has a pentaprism viewfinder Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Storage slots Has more storage slots 2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed 1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Size Much smaller 133x99x79 mm vs 158x164x83 mm
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2x smaller
Lens availability More lenses available 197 lenses vs 156 lenses
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Around 30% more lenses available
Weight Much lighter 570 g vs 1,530 g
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2.7x lighter
Lowest price Much cheaper $549.99 vs $6,799.00
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The best price we've seen is $6,249 cheaper (12.4x less)
Built-in flash Built-in flash Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Thickness Thinner 3.1" vs 3.3"
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              1D X:18.1 MP
              600D:17.9 MP
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              1D X:11.8 EV
              600D:11.5 EV

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

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              Canon EOS 700D

              Canon EOS 700D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,042 body only

              $1,253 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Startup delay Has significantly less startup delay
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $656 body only

              $399 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Dynamic range Has significantly wider dynamic range
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $871 body only

              $450 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

              Startup delay Has much less startup delay
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 - $647 body only

              $544 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Dynamic range Has significantly wider dynamic range
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,049 - $1,150 body only

              $200 - $1,249 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Startup delay Has significantly less startup delay
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,399 body only

              $1,299 - $1,699 with 18-135mm lens

              Startup delay Has much less startup delay
              Thickness Is thinner
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag

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              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $3,399 body only

              $3,990 - $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

              Size Much smaller
              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
              Low light performance More noise at high ISO
              Nikon D4

              Nikon D4

              Pro DSLR

              $5,949 - $5,997 body only

              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Cross type focus points Many fewer cross-type focus points
              Nikon D4s

              Nikon D4s

              Pro DSLR

              $6,497 body only

              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Cross type focus points Many fewer cross-type focus points
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon D800

              Nikon D800

              Pro DSLR

              $2,797 - $3,297 body only

              $4,097 - $4,697 with 70-200mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon EOS-1D C

              Canon EOS-1D C

              Pro DSLR

              $14,593 - $14,623 body only

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Lowest price Much more expensive

              Canon EOS 600D Competitors

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              Canon EOS 1200D

              Canon EOS 1200D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $429 - $659 body only

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Canon EOS 1100D

              Canon EOS 1100D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $450 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $370 - $400 body only

              $485 - $590 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Canon EOS 100D

              Canon EOS 100D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $822 body only

              $895 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              Color depth Worse color depth

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